Job description

We are looking for a Philanthropy Officer to join this lively team for a wonderful animal charity.

The Company
A friendly, down to earth animal charity, with plenty of furry companions in the office!

The Role
Recruiting new major donors and stewarding these high-net worth individuals to continue making large gifts to the charity
Prospect development and securing income for the annual philanthropy budget
Supporting the Philanthropy Team Manager in delivering the major donor elements of the fundraising strategy
Managing a portfolio of existing major donors and prospects, ensuring a first class cultivation and stewardship journey
Attending meetings with existing and new donors, develop bespoke, personalised written communications and proposals
Making new approaches by email/letter/phone to individuals of exceptional high-net worth.

The Candidate
Proven track record of personally securing gifts major gifts from individuals in a charity environment to meet agreed targets.
Articulate, persuasive and credible with all audiences, including those at the highest level both within the organisation and outside of it.
Confidence to pick up the phone and contact new prospects in order to follow-up on written approaches where necessary.
Ability to write clearly and concisely, and to tailor written style to the needs of different donors.


Our aim is to respond to all successful applications within 5 days. If you havent been contacted within 5 days your application has been unsuccessful and your details will not be held further but we positively encourage you to apply for any other positions that you may see in the future.

We apologise that we cannot contact everybody in person but thank you in advance for your interest.

Third Solutions encourages applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Third Solutions acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003.

Posted on: 29 March 2019
Closed date: 26 April 2019
Job ref: 53251
Tags: Fundraising